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Top Google Searches of 2018

With the year now coming to the end of its timespan, it’s time to start looking back on 2018. It has been quite the interesting year, with a hell of a lot of change. The world, though, feels very much on the precipice of massive, lasting change. If you ever look around the world that you live in and wonder why it’s changing so much, it all comes down to the way that we manage our search and pursuit of knowledge. For example, more people are online than ever – and more people are inputting Google searches than ever.

What, then, were some of the most significant and commonly searched topics of the last year?

Meghan Markle

One of the most commonly searched terms in 2018 was that of the newest addition to the Royal Family of Britain in Meghan Markle. The American married Prince Harry on May 19th, and it produced a huge amount of commentary – good and bad –across the world.

She’s a very interesting person, and the searches showed everyone wanted to know more about the newest member of the Royals – and Google seen many questions asked on her behalf.

Kate Spade

The fashion designer was one of the most commonly searched for names in 2018. Sadly, much of the searching into her came through her tragic suicide on June 5th. People wanted to read into her story and to find out why such an amazing and talented person had found themselves in such a situation.

Spade was a massive loss to the world for many reasons, but she was easily among the most commonly searched names on 2018 alongside.

Brett Kavanaugh

The world has watched the United States turn into a massive version of The Jeremy Kyle show. It’s a shame to see a nation with so much rich potential essentially turning into car crash TV, but the name of Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh has become very much a common search on the web with good reason

He was confirmed in September, amid massive controversy that he seemingly sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when he was in High School. Naturally, searches exploded to find out the truth – or at least one version of it.

Hurricane Florence

Natural disasters often bring up a lot of discussion, and with good reason. When the massive Hurricane Florence – alongside Hurricane Michael – hit, there was a lot of Google searches. People looking for information about how to stay safe and how to avoid any kind of danger. It’s not something that you want to see trending, but it was a major part of disaster relief efforts for many.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Sporting events often draw attention from across the globe, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was no different. From team profiles to match-ups and predictions, the internet was alight with people reading into the teams, players, managers, stadiums and cities that held one of the most exciting sporting events in years. 

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With the year now coming to the end of its timespan, it’s time to start looking back on 2018. It has been quite the interesting year, with a hell of a lot of change. The world, though, feels very much on the precipice of massive, lasting change. If you ever...

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Google Assistant Undergoes Comprehensive Update

For some people, they are the most wonderful additions to an ever-more modern style of life. For others, they are the symbols of a dystopian future warned by writers like George Orwell. Whatever the truth of their invention, it’s fair to say that tools such as Google Assistant have made quite the impact over the years.

Indeed, the Google Assistant tool has undergone a host of new updates and functional changes recently. Each new add-on adds some interesting new features, and this latest refreshing of the Google Assistant platform adds some very cool new tricks. For example, it now makes use of the ‘Pretty Please’ functionality that so many of us asked for.

With Amazon Alexa now giving children some kudos for being nice to it, it would appear that Google is doing the same here. Is it weird to talk to a computer and say thanks to it? Yes, a little. However, it’s definitely happening and now, if you say ‘pretty please’ to your Google Assistant, it will be much nicer in return.

You will be given a host of “delightful responses” if you are nice to the AI, saying things like “thank you!” to it will elicit a positive response. Its’ just a small change, but it’s more about what this says about where this tech is headed. Already, we are seeing a significant shift towards creating a rather different kind of interaction – treating the AI like it is part of the family.

The humanization of our AI tools is obviously going to divide some. The reason for its inclusion, though, is that children are often rude and course with their AI, so this is supposed to help to teach them the value of good manners.

What else is new?

Don’t worry, the new updates add more than a desire for politeness and human friendliness to the AI. Now, you will be able to enjoy easy management of lists using your Google Assistant. From named and themed lists to easy reading out of your list this will make it much easier for you to keep access to all of your most important lists.

It’s also got some awesome stuff for parents with not enough time on their hands. For example, it could now read a series of popular Disney stories to your kids, with many classics to come in the future such as Cinderella and Lion King.

Just in time for Christmas, too, is a host of new and improved interactive games – just say “Hey Google, call Santa!” and it will do just that. It’s all about helping Santa to learn some new festive tunes for the big day, and is great fun.

From responsive shouts to new photo storage and sharing options, this tool is going to make the day-to-day challenges for the average Google Assistant user far less irritating. It’s a much-needed update, and improves the quality of the hardware whilst making sure we don’t take our festive frustrations out on our newest member of the home: Google!

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‘1 Alcoholic Bev’ – The Meme That Will Break the Internet

Do you remember when Kim Kardashian starred on the front cover of that magazine, promising to ‘break the internet’?

Well, it turns out that we might have something on our hands so irritatingly viral that it might break the whole thing. It’s the ‘1 Alcoholic Bev’ meme, and it’s gone so far, so wide and so fast it’s very unlikely you haven’t seen it yet. Anyway, if you are somehow free of its clutches, then you’ll want to know what it is – right?

Essentially… see the mate in your group who cannot handle their alcohol? That after a single pint/bottle/can/whatever, they are absolutely mashed?

Well, the 1 Alcoholic Bev meme was made in celebration of their wonderful ability to get lashed for so little. It’s also a celebration of the fact that these people become extremely loose with their words afterward, often to comical effect.

This meme has exploded, celebrating every one of the times we’ve all had a heart to heart with a complete stranger, or nearly had a fight with a random person over a football opinion. Sometimes, all it takes is one drink to turn you into a complete clown – and the 1 Alcoholic Bev meme is here to celebrate that ridiculous transformation we all take.

There’s a rather comical tweet series we came across that perfectly surmises the 1 Alcoholic Bev meme for those who have somehow managed to miss it.

How the 1 Alcoholic Bev usually works

So, these are all fine examples of a good night out. You are out and about with the sensible clothes on and the complete intention of having a simple night. No messing around. One drink in, though, you are on the table – the inhibitions are gone. You are dancing on the table, and the mild mannered couple across from you are looking partially intrigued, partially horrified.

Stumbling out the door afterward, it’s straight for a fantastic bite to eat – the smell just wafts right up your nose. You would eat out of a bin if someone told you it was the reason for the aroma you now want to marry. All it takes is that one drink to turn that donor kebab you nearly threw up thinking about earlier into the stuff of dreams.

As you trapeze on home, you think of sitting in bed. Cold. Alone. You tell yourself you won’t do it, but you send the text anyway – to him/her. You do it because you know you must, even though you know both of you will despise the approach tomorrow. But you do it anyway, as all it takes is one drink to convince you that – actually – you can make things work.

So, what has the worst been for you after a single alcoholic beverage? Try and avoid counting the times when you would start your drinking with something of supreme power, like Absinthe. Try and think of when all it took was a Becks, a simple Becks, to make you transform into the ‘real you’ that you hide in sobriety?

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Space Odyssey: Getting Closer To A Real HAL

A few years after the hugely successful Iron Man movie series came out, people got to work on building JARVIS, the loveable AI system used by Tony Stark. However, one AI system that was probably popularized long before we could get close to realistically making it in our own time was that of HAL 9000. The awesome AI was one of the many fantastic things about 2001: A Space Odyssey, and we might now have an actual version of HAL 9000 to talk to in the near future.

No longer just a wonderful supporting character in (yet another) Stanley Kubrick classic, we can now enjoy HAL 9000 closer than we ever have until now. It’s a wonderful creation, and computer scientist and all-round expert Pete Bonasso has been at the forefront of its creation. While he’s happily informed people that paranoia won’t be making a feature this time around, we can see just about every other viable feature coming to life in impressive fashion.

Speaking about this was Bonasso, who said: “I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey in my senior year at West Point in 1968. West Point had only one computer,

“I programmed that computer to shoot pool, virtually. But when I saw 2001, I knew I had to make the computer into another being, a being like HAL 9000.”

His new study, then, titled “CASE: A HAL 9000 for 2021”, shows us exactly how Bonasso went about creating the study. Named CASE itself, he managed to create an AI that was suitable for dealing with standard day-to-day life on a virtual planet, including managing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. He was even able to send out an AI controlled rover to pick up some rocks!

Also, this HAL-alike could even be designed to solve anything from gas leaks to dust storms. It’s a very handy piece of kit, but primarily shows us how far technology has jumped since the days of 2001.

A fantastic recreation

According to the study penned to cover CASE, it was noted that “If you say, ‘Open the pod bay doors, CASE’ (assuming there are pod bay doors in the habitat), unlike HAL, it will respond, ‘Certainly, Dave,’ because we have no plans to program paranoia into the system.”

Managed across a 4-hour session, this delivered a huge amount of useful information back to Bonasso. Nobody virtual or otherwise died during the mission, and they were able to run the overall virtual mission without a single problem – result!

While it likely won’t be working in our own day-to-day lives anytime soon, we can say that we aren’t a hundred miles away from progress. It may be 20 years after it was predicted in the movie, but we’re excited to see if HAL 9000 is kicking around, in some form or another, in 2021.

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Netflix Genres Boring You? Open Them Up Today

Netflix is, easily, one of the most popular online platforms used today. Millions of users curl up in front of their TV to watch their on-demand shows, when they want. While some of us complain that Netflix has too much choice, some people find it hard to choose. For example, their genre selections are, at best, poor. You can find it hard to really dig into what you wish to watch, which soon becomes an exercise in frustration.

To solve that problem, we recommend that you take a look at this easy to use Netflix genre cracker. This opens up thousands of new genres to look through when searching for movies. If you are sick of the same old genres giving you eyebrow raising returns, you can use this simple solution to open up the floor to some far more interesting movie choices.

Making the most of Netflix

To start off with, thanks to What’s On Netflix for coming across this awesome little trick. You will need to use a variety of specific codes to open up Netflix much more, giving you much more control over what you watch.

For example, if you wanted to find something very particular, you can. Mad genres appear, like “Bellydancing” and even “Campy Chinese Movies” – they have a little hidden sub-category for any kind of movie that you can think of. To make this work, all you need to do is type in the following URL:

https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX

All you need to do is swap out XXXX for the genre you wish to browse through, and voila. You can find all of the codes that you need online, making it easy to tap into over 70,000 hidden sub-genres. It’s very interesting, and makes it easy for you to make your Netflix experience a touch more specific.

Many of us spend hours just flicking through Netflix hoping to find something decent. With this, you make more or less certain that you can find something worth watching. However, opening up the floor so much will mean potentially making it even harder to choose. If you struggle to make a choice with the options already on Netflix, make sure you have a rough idea of the genre that you wish to watch.

Decision making falls through the floor when we have too many options, so try and limit in your mind the kind of movie youwish to watch. Then, start your browser search. If you go on with so many new options to pick from, you will likely just make what is already a hard choice even harder than it needs to be!

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Pros and Cons Of Apple Data Download

With the world finally wakening up to the horrors of all those privacy policies we’ve agreed to in the past, privacy has become a major conversation topic in the last 18 months. It’s about time. Too many people have seen ‘free’ services and signed away their lifestyles and other key information.

Not reading the Terms and Conditions is always dangerous, but it’s even more dangerous when the very price you pay is your identity.

Starting from now, all US citizens will have their right to download all of their Apple data – a feature brought in thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU. It’s going to help make Apple far less invasive on privacy, and ensure that users have total control over what data they provide.

More importantly, you now have the right to see (just about) every screed of data that Apple has on you.

How can I get my data via Apple Data Download?

 

  1. First off you need to log in to your Apple ID account on the official Apple site from a secure location.
  2. Then go to the Data & Privacy section, and select Manage Your Data and Privacy.
  3. Once you do this, select Get a Copy of your Data, and hit Get Started.
  4. Follow the Wizard provided, and choose all of the data that you wish to download. Otherwise, choose Select All to grab everything.
  5. You will then verify your identity with Apple and you’ll be sent all of your data to your Apple ID account for around 14 days.

In here, you will find all manner of critical details including:

  • Your entire call history when using your Apple ID device(s).
  • Your Apple ID details including login records and similar.
  • All data stored on your iCloud, including media.
  • All information that is stored about applications via the iCloud.
  • All Apple Music data that you might have collected.
  • All information held in the Game Center and the Apple Health app.
  • Purchase records and usage history across Apple Store, iTunes and APPLE Books.
  • All purchase records from Apple stores.

However, you need to note that the following data will not be accessible for you:

  • Your messaging history – this is because messages are encrypted and cannot be accessed outside of the device they are stored on using the right passcode.
  • Your browsing history as they are collected anonymously and thus cannot make the data attributable to your device(s).
  • Purchase history such as credit card numbers bank account numbers, device IDs and e-mail addresses. You need to contact your bank if you wish to see this information.

With this in mind, then, you should find it much easier to make a significant impact on the kind of data collected about and for you. If you are someone who is vigilant about privacy, then this should give you plenty of opportunities to learn about the kind of information that Apple has on you.

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Privacy Invasion Big Time, in China

For some time now, TV shows such as Black Mirror have tried to show us how technology could lead to an Orwellian state. It might sound daft when Black Mirror is just a TV show, but when you find out just how close some of the episodes are to reality, it becomes terrifying. Take the latest new ‘Social Credit’ system coming into place by 2020 in China: it’s essentially a mass surveillance system!

This system will monitor, track and follow every Chinese citizen – ranking them across various factors. They’ll then be given a score akin to a credit score, and will play a critical role in determining how someone gets on in life. From giving them VIP access to making it harder for them to get access to government facilities, including transportation, this new system sounds like a death knell for long-term privacy.

Depending on how you behave, your score could increase or decrease. The ranking system is supposed to help bring in what they call a “Secure Socialist Society” – but what kind of socialism is built on such monitoring?

Indeed, around 600 million high-tech cameras exist in China, monitoring the 1.4 billion inhabitants of the country. That’s 20x what the USA has for example. With around 9 million banned from getting air tickets and another 3 million banned from buying business class tickets, this new system is an absolutely haunting look into the future.

A new form of social control

This kind of governance goes far beyond we’ve ever seen outside of the most terrifying fiction. Some might think that sounds overblown, but this kind of service is easily one of the biggest forms of privacy intrusion that we have heard of.

With a score capped at 800, you can increase your score by doing stuff like taking part in charitable acts, paying your bills without delay and obeying the law. Good scores will give you benefits such as cheaper transport and better hospital services. Bad scores will exclude you from a great many different things.

Personally, I find the idea of ranking people on such static algorithms is outrageous. While I won’t pretend to be too knowledgeable on Chinese culture, it seems that the nation which had many great forms of social progress has just taken a massive regressive step backwards.

For some people, it’s a justifiable invasion of privacy for a nation that takes up over a seventh of the global population. If it shows even a slight level of ‘success’ in China, expect supposedly more liberal Western governments to continue adapting it as time goes on.

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Crazy: China Has An Internet Court

Should we be surprised? Well, considering the fact that there are millions of active internet users in China, there are bound to be so many disputes. The high demand for internet access can put a strain on the Telecommunication companies who may not provide the needed services. Or other cases of breached agreement during online shopping, and different types of internet services that need to be settled legally. What we know is these cases related to internet usage are heard in a special court.

In this court, citizens can find lasting and finding solutions to their grievances. The cases related to the internet are also between citizens. A contractual agreement, copyright infringement, investments or the wrong use of the internet which causes another person to experience financial loss or emotional distress are settled in the court.

To address these issues, there are two main courts in China that handle all internet related issues.

The first internet court in China was opened last year. It is located in the Hangzhou region, which is the eastern part of China. The court has been saddled with the responsibilities of handling all disputes related to internet usage and sale. The second court named the Beijing Internet Court will support these efforts. It is expected that a third court will soon be opened in the Guangzhou region, Southern China.

It is apparent these cases are on the increase in China. This is why the authorities in the country recently found the need to establish the second internet court in China in addition to the first court. The new court – the “Beijing Internet Court” was opened in Beijing and the ceremony was officially witnessed by the notable Chinese government and legal staff. With this new addition, all cases related to contract breaches involving intellectual property and other related internet-related crimes can be adequately addressed. These two courts will operate according to the legal provisions in the Chinese constitution. The aspects of the law will be applied to the use and sale of the internet in China.

It is understandable that these two courts have been established to maintain order in the e-commerce industry and among the users. Quicker judgments and consumer protection will go a long way to encourage all the users of these services to adhere to the rules and regulations while offering or using the internet in China.

According to the statistics revealed by the Beijing Higher People’s Court, the number of internet-related cases handled by the court is increasing. The numbers have risen from the previous years at a steady rate. Last year, the courts in China handled as many as thirty-seven thousand cases related to internet crimes and disputes.

To improve its services, the internet court in Beijing will be open 24-hours daily. The staff will include thirty-eight experienced judges who are familiar with the internet rules and related constitution in China. The president of the internet court Zhang Wen has stated that every case is tried according to the legal proceedings without prejudice. Details of on-going trials can be accessed through the digital litigation platforms where the final decisions made by the judges can also be viewed.

The legal system in China which handles internet-related disputes is also used to check foreign investors who wish to establish their brands in the Chinese market.

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Beautiful NASA Map Shows What’s In The Air

The world has been, if you have not been paying much attention, a little hot recently, and no, this time we’re not talking politics. The climate is changing, and right now it doesn’t matter if it’s getting hotter or colder, what does matter is what’s in the air we breathe.

Getting people to care about this is tough, though, so some experts have made it a lot easier to show people the severity of the global situation. Simply link them to the image below, and they’ll see first-hand that stuff is going to get pretty severe if we don’t make an immediate move.

Above is a visualization created by NASA researchers of the particulates present in our atmosphere on a single day—August 23, 2018. It’s a visual representation of all the atmospheric particles floating around. These particles are caused both by nature and by human actions, and it’s going to help us see what kind of state the world is in. Spoiler: it’s not looking good.

The red, for example, showcases things like black carbon and combustion particles. From fuel being consumed to the numerous global wildfires, these are a perfect explanation of what is going wrong with the world. There’s a hell of a lot more red on that map than there should be, to be blunt.

The bright blue dots is where salt is being sprayed up into the atmosphere (be sea storms etc.). You can see the bright blue on the far left where Hurricane Lane got real close to the Hawaiian islands.

The purple/pink haze spreading across Western China, North Africa, and the Middle East is dust particles, carried from deserts by the winds. If you didn’t know, this dust, from China and North Africa, is providing the nutrients to sequoias in California while the Saharan dust fertilizing the Amazon.

This second photo shows wildfires around the globe a day earlier. In North America, these are wildfires, while in Africa it’s farmers burning fields in order to fertilize the ground.

With high concentrations of particles in the air almost certainly causing problems for human health, it’s safe to say that these problems are only going to get worst. With air pollution expected to kill as many as 3 million people per year globally, it’s time that we did something about this before it gets even worse.

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Is Avengers: Infinity War All CGI? Take A Look

In the modern world of cinema, we’re able to produce things that simply would have seemed impossible. For example, you take a look at old-school movies like Clash of the Titans, and it’s barely believable that a director thought it looked anything other than amateur. Compare it with the more modern remake, and it’s safe to say that special effects can make up for a lack of just about anything on-set.

Well, one thing we can say for sure with the Avengers movie series has been that special effects play a critical role in making it look passable. Some recent shots came out from the Avengers movie sets recently, showing you the reality of how parts are shot. For example, the amazing scenes set on Wakanda don’t take place on anything other than a green screen.

While everyone knows that, it’s interesting to see the actual before/after shots that details just how much these kind of movies rely upon CGI to succeed. Many scenes in Infinity War – and others – are mostly built with the Green Screen. According to expert Oliver Schulz, who worked on the movie: “I was still wrapping on their other production Black Panther when I began on this show. Having worked on several Marvel shows prior, it gave a sense coming onto this one that I was seeing old friends again,”

For example, on the trip to Nidavellir, Thor, Rocket Raccoon and Groot all find themselves on a space station that is put together by Method Studios. According to Greg Steele, the VFX Supervisor: “The challenges revolved around building an environment that could be easily animated or posed per shot, having enough detail that we could be a foot from the ring surface and also pull out and across long distances and still retain the sense of scale and detail necessary, and in the end be efficient enough to render in many shots,”

Dust in the wind

Arguably the hardest part for shooting probably came from when the heroes all begin to turn to dust. While they are all quite hard to watch and see, the quality of the work that is put in Weta Digital to make it come to life, according to VFX Supervisor Matt Aiken, was quite exceptional, saying: “We had to make sure that it worked really, really well, because it was so drawn out, and so it had to withhold very high levels of scrutiny because we were holding right on Spidey’s face over Tony’s shoulder, through that.”

It just goes to show the immense amount of attention to detail and effort that is needed to pull off these kinds of shots. It takes precision and effort, but it also goes to show that for all the quality of the acting, writing and directing on films like this, it comes down to how good the art team are.

If you can make some of the scenes in this movie look as good as they do, then it’s safe to say that the art team make the move what it truly us. From making the big bad in Thanos look good to ensuring that Wakanda shows off its resplendent best, the work needed to make it all come together is a feat of tremendous detail in itself.

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Maximizing Resources: Making the Most of Your Old Gadgets

In the ever-increasing pace of the modern world, we are always quick to throw away things that we no longer want or need. High-quality gadgets with decades left of performance soon become consigned to small cupboards, halls, and parts of the house that we simply do not check very often. If you are someone in this position and you find that you tend to make the least, not the most, of the gadgets that you buy, it might be time to take action on that front.

Rather than letting that piece of hardware rot, here are some good ideas to get the most out of every gadget that you have at home just lying around, waiting to be scrapped.

Cheap sound systems

One of the best ways to use an old smartphone is to load it up with music. Rather than filling up your new phone with your Spotify playlists, why not use an old phone and store it all on there instead?

Even older phones will be able to do this without any issue, leaving you with a cheap and easy music player that you don’t need to worry about being damaged, stolen or lost in any way, shape or form. Perfect, right?

Home Security

You could even turn your old smartphone into a CCTV camera at home or somewhere in the house. Think the kids might be helping themselves to your booze cupboard? Set up an old smartphone using tools like Manything; you can catch them in the act of taking what is not theirs with this free, easy to use smartphone camera solution!

Alternatively, turn it into an alarm clock. Make it super-duper loud, set it up across the room from you and wait for it to go off in the morning. Then, you can use it as an easy way to improve sleeping quality without worrying about your main phone dying out as you sleep.

Make a living

One of the best way that you can put your old gadgets to use, though, is to make some money from it. Make sure that it works well and that you can legitimately sell it without any feeling like they have bought a piece of junk.

If you can do that, then you can easily make sure that you can list it on sites like eBay as well as local classified ads. May as well put that money to good use and buy something that you can actually use, right?

The newer and better condition, of course, the better. Should you do this, then you can easily make a positive and proactive living from selling off gadgets at just the right time. You could sell each part individually, or you could sell it all as one: the choice is yours.

Done right, then, you can use any of the above solutions to make the most of those old gadgets which are just lying around and gathering dust at home.

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Bets Future Ever: IBM Unveils Coffee Drones

IBM seems to have wasted no time in patenting this idea. It is a coffee delivery drone that can detect when you are tired or in need of a drink. It has been designed to recognize signs such as blood pressure, facial expressions, and dilated pupils who are possible signs of exhaustion.

The drone proceeds to deliver a nice cup of coffee to you, such a relief. The drone is designed to be used in offices and enclosed spaces where dozens of employees sit for hours studying the screen of their computers while working. Now you don’t have to go through the hassles of fixing a cup of coffee because it will be delivered to you at the right time. This is a technology many businesses will be interested in adopting to improve the productivity of their employees.

The drone is enhanced with superior intelligence to identify the “cognitive state” of the employees in a workspace and deliver cups of coffee with the use of an unspooling string which the drone has been fitted with, and to avoid spills the cup of coffee is delivered in zip bags. Alternatively, the coffee can be dispensed from the drone directly into the coffee mug of the employees.

It is apparent that IBM has big plans for this idea. If it chooses not to sell the patent, it can proceed to develop the drone. Asides from the cognitive detection functions, the drone can also be ‘summoned’ whenever you need a cup of coffee while working on your projects. This can be done with a wave of the hands, a gesture that is recognized by the drone.

IBM filed the patent for its drone in the United States, a process that costs a lot of money. In the long run, the deal can become very profitable. Tech companies such as IBM have been keeping closely guarded secrets about special projects that are expected to become the next big inventions in the technology industry.

 

It is a good thing a tech company such as IBM are now considering the development of inventions based on artificial intelligence. We hope to hear more news about other patents for products targeted at making our lives better.

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